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Revealed and restituted to herself, in an inspiration – respiration which punctuates the text like an unhesitant “tremolo”, a suspended ritual – revealed in a vision raised like a body out of its mortuary dwelling. Here a bluish vision, no glory, no astonishment. In “a total, closed, and distant joy”, an appeasement, maybe a prayer, completes the discovery of love beyond the relationship, leading to a new relation to the world. The contrast between the apotheosis of the text ending and the twirling roaming musical ending is an example of how Joëlle Khoury treats the non-verbal content of the text, by engaging her musical dialogue with it.
The piece lasts 54 minutes and uses an Arabic text adapted by Joëlle Khoury based on various poems by Jacques Aswad.
Fadia El-Hage: contralto
« Fragments » : chamber music ensemble
Simon Widart: flute
Eliot Lawson : violin
Máté Szücs: viola
Matthieu Widart: violoncello With the participation of Joëlle Khoury on the piano
Tape Design: Joëlle Khoury with the help of Tarek Atoui
Conductor: Harout Fazlian